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As You Like It (Classic Reprint)

AUTHOR Shakespeare, William
PUBLISHER Forgotten Books (10/03/2018)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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AS you like IT was first printed in the collected edition of Shakespeare's plays known as the First Folio, 1623. NO Quarto exists, or in all likelihood ever existed, for the play is mentioned by the printers of the First Folio among those that are not for merly entred to other men. Various points in the text, especially the form Of the stage directions, make it probable that the play was originally printed from an acting copy.

Though it was probably put on the boards as early as 1600, no actual performance is recorded during Shakespeare's lifetime, or until long after his death. But Oldys has preserved a tradition that Shakespeare himself acted in the play, in the part of Adam. A younger brother of Shakespeare's, according to Oldys, was alive after the Restoration. In his youth he had Often gone up to Lon don to see Shakespeare act, and in his Old age was naturally much questioned for reminiscences of his brother, especially in his dramatic character. Lbut allthat could be recollected from him of his brother Will in that station as an actor] was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one Of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit Old man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak and drooping and unable to walk, that he was forced to be supported and carried by another person to a table, at which he was seated among some company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song. This description applies accurately to the entrance of Orlando with Adam at the end Of the second act.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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ISBN-13: 9781333029272
ISBN-10: 1333029276
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 230
Carton Quantity: 34
Product Dimensions: 6.00 x 0.48 x 9.00 inches
Weight: 0.69 pound(s)
Country of Origin: US
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Study Aids | Shakespeare
Grade Level: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
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Point Value: 0
Guided Reading Level: Not Applicable
Dewey Decimal: 822.33
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Excerpt from As You Like It

AS you like IT was first printed in the collected edition of Shakespeare's plays known as the First Folio, 1623. NO Quarto exists, or in all likelihood ever existed, for the play is mentioned by the printers of the First Folio among those that are not for merly entred to other men. Various points in the text, especially the form Of the stage directions, make it probable that the play was originally printed from an acting copy.

Though it was probably put on the boards as early as 1600, no actual performance is recorded during Shakespeare's lifetime, or until long after his death. But Oldys has preserved a tradition that Shakespeare himself acted in the play, in the part of Adam. A younger brother of Shakespeare's, according to Oldys, was alive after the Restoration. In his youth he had Often gone up to Lon don to see Shakespeare act, and in his Old age was naturally much questioned for reminiscences of his brother, especially in his dramatic character. Lbut allthat could be recollected from him of his brother Will in that station as an actor] was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one Of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit Old man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak and drooping and unable to walk, that he was forced to be supported and carried by another person to a table, at which he was seated among some company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song. This description applies accurately to the entrance of Orlando with Adam at the end Of the second act.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author: Shakespeare, William
Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the Bard of Avon. Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare s most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain s Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare s works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright s, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

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